September 26, 2016
Welcome to www.Voteforjudges.org. The Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice created the www.Voteforjudges campaign to provide a nonpartisan effort aimed at judicial voter education. The Committee to Elect Qualified Judges, a political action committee dedicated to educating voters about judicial elections, is proud to sponsor the www.voteforjudges.org campaign.
Thank you to those of you who used www.Voteforjudges.org to help you vote for qualified judges in the March 2016 primary. You will be voting for judicial candidates and judges in the November 2016 general election. There are some contested races to fill judicial vacancies, although most judicial elections being decided in the November 2016 general election will be uncontested. In addition, there will be nearly 60 judges seeking retention to the bench. You will vote “Yes” or “No” for each of these judges in response to the question: Shall each of the persons listed be retained in office as a Judge… . Early voting begins October 24, 2016 and the general election is November 8, 2016.
As of September 26, 2016, we at www.voteforjudges.org have received a portion of the judicial evaluation results from the bar associations, and we have not yet received the endorsements from the Chicago Tribune. We have published the results that we have on the Judicial Evaluations and Results page. We will update our results as we receive them. We will by October 15th be publishing a summary page taking into account the evaluations of the bar groups, as well as publishing the results from the individual bar association evaluations.
For more information about promoting fair courts for all people, please visit the website of Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice, www.chicagoappleseed.org.
Malcolm C. Rich
Executive Director, VoteforJudges.org Campaign
For information about all of the political races, including more information about the judicial races, please visit:
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